But he admits they have as much chance of finishing sixth as ending the season as top dogs.
Mourinho spent last term trying to keep a lid on expectations following his Stamford Bridge return and Chelsea finished third.
Next season will be different though.
The Chelsea boss said: ”Next season will be very, very difficult, even more so.
”I know Chelsea will be better, but maybe the other teams will be better too.
”So it will again be the kind of league where you don’t know if you’re going to finish first or finish sixth.
”In this moment I have to think and feel and say we want to finish first.”